ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

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With the Benefit of Hindsight, Would You Still Want to Become a Dentist?

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Imagine you have been granted a do-over, and are 20 years old again, eager to care for other human beings by applying yourself in the realm of health care. But this second time around, you are wiser. You know that dental school will be the hardest years of your life so far. You know that after you graduate you will have significant dental school debt. You will experience feelings of insecurity and face moderate levels of depression, which may be due to stress at work. Knowing all this, would you still want to become a dentist?

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Guest Perspective: Social Media Curricular Innovation: Now That the Genie Is Out of the Bottle, Are Students Really Prepared?

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It is indisputable that social media is here to stay. It has many applications and comes with advantages as well as some very real disadvantages. It is important that dental and allied dental students be taught about social media’s potential benefits and its potential risks.

Guest Perspective: Educating Our Students and Colleagues to Recognize and Respond Effectively to Domestic Violence

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Child abuse. Elder abuse. Intimate partner violence. The CCDC estimates that more than 10 million adults are physically assaulted each year by a current or former intimate partner. As for children, government estimates place the annual number of reported assaults by parents or other relatives in the hundreds of thousands. The actual total could be much higher.

Guest Perspective: Women’s Health Matters

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Knowledge from gender-based research is rapidly changing fundamental biologic concepts that affect the health of both women and men while making clear that in many instances, sex differences matter. But health professionals—and those responsible for health professions curricula—have been slow to apply this knowledge and commit to its expansion.
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